Showing posts with label See by Chloe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label See by Chloe. Show all posts

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Try This On For Size

The Portmanteau has been thoroughly neglected over the past week. Sorry about that. My excuse is that my other The Portmanteau half was home from London for the Easter break, which one may think would lead to heightened blog activity but actually only results in silly conversations on such topics as: “What do you think really motivates Joely Richardson?” or “Do you think we would be friends with Billie Piper if we knew her?” It also leads to alcohol poisoning. Or Easter Egg poisoning. I’m not sure. Either way, I’m only recovering now.

Anyway, if you’ve been on the internet at all today, you’ll have noticed that The Outnet, the cheaper, last season version of Net-A-Porter, launched to much fanfare this morning. I'm not really a bargain hunter – wasting money is a hobby of mine – and internet shopping is usually something I only do when looking for books or a very specific item, but I did stop by to check out the site. I’m not the biggest fan of the site design and layout; the clothes look a little flat and boring against the stark white backgrounds and I just can't imagine what they'd look like on me. I know that’s my problem and I should really get with the programme, but I find it difficult to fall in love with something that I haven’t tried on or even held up to my body in an ineffectual trying-something-on-without-having-to-queue way. There is also the slight problem of everything I like being sold out. I did spot a cute Alexander Wang playsuit (I was imagining it on the tanned Erin Wasson me, not the actual me) but it’s gone in my size. Ditto a See by Chloe dress I had my eye on. So obviously most people are way ahead of me and have gotten over the fact that you can’t try stuff on if you buy it on the internet.

See by Chloe dress

Alexander Wang playsuit